as i watched today's bbc coverage of the 5 british soldiers killed in combat in afghanistan in as many days, i had trouble with the images of the 5 coffins draped in the union jack being unloaded from a plane.
i don't know if i think things happen for a reason. on most days, i would say no. but these days, i tend to agree with the soldier when he thinks they do.
he left the army in early 2008 and has a few more months to go before he is a civilian. and he just found out that his regiment will be deployed to afghanistan shortly after he is out.